The meteor shower occurs between 27 Aug- 3 Sep with the peak occurring on the 28-Aug every year.
The meteor shower peaks on the 28-Aug every year.
The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 155.7 degrees, this value is the the date of maximum activity. It is measured as a degree with zero degree indicating spring equinox (roughly March 21st/22nd). 90 is the Summer Solstice, 180 is the Autumn Equinox and 270 is the Winter Solstice. This degree is independent of the calender. AMS .
The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Gamma Doradus. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (61.2) and the Declination (-50.2).
The Zenith Hourly Rate or how many you expect to see during the hour is 5. The ZHR can radically increase if the comet or associated object is close by. The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 40 km/s.
You will have to be as close to the equator to be able to see the Gamma Doradids in the northern hemisphere. If you are in Miami, the best time to see the area where the radiant point is likely to be is between 4 a.m. in a South to South East direction when the star appears and 6 a.m. when the Sun appears.
You will have much better luck to see the Gamma Doradids than the northern hemisphere. The namesake star can be seen from about 9 p.m. which over the course of the night will rise higher into the night sky. To see the star as it appear, look between South-East and East direction.
|Closest Star to Radiant Point||Gamma Doradus|
|Peak Activity Date||28-Aug|
|Activity Period||27 Aug- 3 Sep|
|Solar Longitude / λ ☉||155.7 °|
|Zenith Hourly Rate||5|
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